Ze­ro to­le­ran­ce for a­ni­mal a­bu­se

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

NIEU-BET­HES­DA – Three weeks ago two in­ci­den­ces of se­ri­ous a­ni­mal cru­el­ty we­re re­por­ted to the Nieu-bet­hes­da SAPS.

One dog was be­a­ten for cha­sing go­ats and died from her in­ju­ries, and a­not­her dog was al­le­ge­d­ly poi­so­ned by a neig­hbour.

The Nieu-bet­hes­da Po­li­ce con­tacted the SPCA who im­me­di­a­te­ly sent an in­spec­tor to as­sess the si­tu­a­ti­on. The per­pe­tra­tors of the first in­ci­dent ha­ve been char­ged, and the se­cond case is pen­ding a­wai­ting the tox­i­co­lo­gy re­port.

A­ni­mal a­bu­se is ri­fe and the SPCA and SAPS ur­ge pe­op­le to co­me for­ward by re­por­ting any in­ci­den­ces of cru­el­ty and ex­po­sing the per­pe­tra­tors.

Tho­se who com­mit the­se acts must be ma­de ac­coun­ta­ble as t­his will ho­pe­ful­ly curb furt­her shocking acts in the fu­tu­re.

Hi­la­ry C­hap­lin, trai­nee in­spec­tor at the SPCA says, “In co-o­pe­ra­ti­on with the SAPS, we are going all out to com­bat cru­el­ty by in­ves­ti­ga­ting acts of a­ni­mal a­bu­se and brin­ging the per­pe­tra­tors to book to pre­vent fu­tu­re cru­el­ty to our a­ni­mals.”

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